Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East – CCWA

Our second event for Wednesday, January 23rd, was a Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) program titled “Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East,” featuring Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University. The CCWA pamphlet described Amb. Crocker as “a statesman whose distinguished diplomatic career spanned four  presidencies and who served as U.S. Ambassador in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon.” He has had a truly remarkable

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The Waning of Pax Americana

On Thursday, January 10th, we attended a program at the Lakewood Library titled The Waning of Pax Americana regarding the past, present and possibly future status of the role of the United States in world affairs. As Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Pax Americana, it means “American peace: used for the period of relative tranquility from circa 1945 to present day in regions where U.S. power has extended.” The flyer advertising this

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